Afghani Christian Abdul Rahman has had the case against him dropped due to “lack of evidence” — which I suppose is better than decreeing him insane. However, it doesn’t hold a lot of promise for religious freedom in that country.
In fact, if all you read is the headline, you’ll probably miss the fact that Rahman is still in prison.
On Sunday, he was moved to a notorious maximum-security prison outside Kabul that is also home to hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. The move to Policharki Prison came after detainees threatened his life at an overcrowded police holding facility in central Kabul, a court official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Gen. Shahmir Amirpur, who is in charge of Policharki, confirmed the move and said Rahman had also been begging his guards to provide him with a Bible.
So, the case against him has been dropped, but it still looks an awful lot like he’s been convicted of something.
But the real laugher in the story is this:
Some Islamic clerics had called for his execution, saying Rahman would face danger from his countrymen if he were released.
Danger? Like what? Execution? The clerics from the religion of pieces want the Christian killed because if he’s released he’ll be killed?
The logic is … interesting.